Vietnam

Last update: 11-03-2019 - older versions

Vietnam is now ready to proceed with a second DAB+ trial in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh starting in April 2019 - the first DAB+ trial was carried out in 2013.

The trial will include between 4 and 16 channels, using 2.5 kW transmitters. The objectives of the trial are to evaluate coverage parameters and to test signal and sound quality.

The planned 2019 trial will be evaluated in 2020, with a report submitted to the government for approval in 2021, and with the ambitious goal of converting from analogue to digital radio by 2025.

Vietnam currently has a total of 56 FM stations, and deploys 22 MW transmitters, 13 SW transmitters with 15 radio channels. 

 

 

Last update: 15-11-2013

Analogue services cover 98% of Vietnam. 

Last update: 15-11-2013 - older versions

Currently there are no services on air. VTV launched two TV channels and one DAB radio service in Hanoi at the
beginning of 2010 and by the end of 2010, VTV had increased their services to six TV channels and one radio.
There are currently three multiplexers in Hanoi which are not in use.

Last update: 11-03-2019 - older versions

Vietnam is now ready to proceed with a further DAB+ trial in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh starting in April 2019.

The trial will include between 4 and 16 channels, using 2.5 kW transmitters. The objectives of the trial are to evaluate coverage parameters and to test signal and sound quality.

The planned 2019 trial will be evaluated in 2020, with a report submitted to the government for approval in 2021, and with the ambitious goal of converting from analogue to digital radio by 2025.

Vietnam currently has a total of 56 FM stations, and deploys 22 MW transmitters, 13 SW transmitters with 15 radio channels.

Last update: 27-11-2013 - older versions

Key features of regulation for digital radio in Vietnam are;

  • Band III

The Prime Minister’s decision 22/2009 dated 16 Feb 2009 on the master plan of transmission and broadcasting of radio and television to 2020 is:

  • Separation of transmission and broadcasting of radio and TV with content production
  • By 2020: Digital technology in the transmission and broadcasting of radio should be applied widely
  • Infrastructure: Establishing up to five regional and up to three nation-wide companies to provide transmission and broadcasting of TV services
New DAB trial to go on air in Vietnam
12.09.2019 - Vietnam - Vietnam
System integrator Emico and Paneda have signed an agreement for providing DAB multiplexer systems to the upcoming DAB trial in Vietnam. The system includes a full system in redundancy including content management for metadata. The system is planned to go on-air before the end of the year in the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh.
From Paneda:

DAB+ trials announced in Thailand and Vietnam
WorldDAB Members News - 11.03.2019 - National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand - Thailand - Thailand - Vietnam - Vietnam
A 20 month trial is expected to go on air in and around Bangkok this year, with a total of 11 stations set to take part in the trial.Vietnam is also ready to proceed with a further DAB+ to evaluate coverage parameters and test signal and sound quality in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. The trial is due to start in April 2019.
From Asia Radio Today:

Thailand and Vietnam announce DAB+ trials
07.03.2019 - Thailand - Thailand - Vietnam - Vietnam
NBTC Thailand and Voice of Vietnam both provided further details and timelines for the planned DAB+ trials at this week’s ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium in Kuala Lumpur. A 20 month trial is expected to go on air this year in and around Bangkok, while Vietnam is now ready to proceed with its second DAB+ trial in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh in April 2019.
From WorldDAB:

Renewed interest in DAB+ in Vietnam
18.10.2018 - Vietnam - Vietnam
Government representatives joined the broadcasting sector of Vietnam to learn more about DAB+ international progress, the latest technical developments, and how DAB+ can be further developed in Vietnam. Hosted by public broadcaster the Voice of Vietnam (VoV) in Hanoi this week, more than 30 high-level delegates were in attendance, including VoV President Nguyễn Thế Kỷ.
From WorldDAB:

Symposium on the experimentation of DAB+ in Vietnam
28.03.2017 - Vietnam - Vietnam
(VOVworld) - National radio Voice of Vietnam (VOV) organised a symposium on the experimentation of DAB+ digital radio broadcasting in Hanoi on Tuesday morning. Since 2006, WorldDAB has been implementing DAB+ standards with HE-AACv2. To date, 36 countries are applying these standards. Nguyên Xuân Huy, vice-president of the VOV said that VOV had deployed several plans to experiment with these new techniques. The VOV also shared its experience with its sisters of the world to find the most suitable solutions.
From Parler Vietnam:

DAB+ digital voice broadcasting workshop in Vietnam
28.03.2017 - Vietnam - Vietnam
On March 28, national radio broadcaster Voice of Vietnam (VOV) hosted the DAB+ Digital Voice Broadcasting Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. During the event, Radio the Voice of Vietnam (TNVN) organised a workshop testing the standard of DAB+ radio in Vietnam.
From VoVworld:

Insights into radio across Asia: RadioAsia2013
02.08.2013 - Vietnam - Vietnam
How is Vietnamese commune radio different from community radio? How many pirate stations are there in Thailand? What is Indonesia doing about digital radio? Today's RadioAsia conference report gives a perspective across the ASEAN region.
From Radioinfo (subscription):

Vietnam Hosts DAB+ Demonstrations
01.08.2013 - Vietnam - Vietnam
Late July saw a three-day DAB+ Technology Workshop and Transmission Demonstration conducted in Hanoi, Vietnam (26, 27, 29 July). The event was jointly organised by WorldDMB and Voice of Vietnam and was supported by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU). The workshop, organised in the lead up to the Radio Asia conference, 29 – 31 July was attended by more than 90 delegates from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Macau and reflects growing interest in the DAB+ standard in the Asia Pacific.
From Content Technology :

Vietnam’s PM opens Radio Asia 2013
30.07.2013 - Vietnam - Vietnam
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Mr Nguyen Tan Dung opened the Radio Asia conference in Hanoi, Vietnam on Monday. To coincide with the conference, a test broadcast of DAB+ digital radio technology was organised on Saturday.
From Asia Radio Today:

Digital broadcasting – an inevitable trend
29.07.2013 - Vietnam - Vietnam
Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) Deputy Director Vu Hai has confirmed the local broadcasting industry is gradually replacing its outdated analogue methods, switching to modern digital technologies in line with Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB+) standards.
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